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Forbidden Path
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Researching Japan

Fiona Rutherford reports on her experience of a Crafts Council research trip to Japan and the lasting contacts she made.

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Ntate Nyabela, traditional basket maker
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Twenty years in Lesotho

Graham Taylor gives a personal account of his experience of setting up an educational initiative during his time living in Africa.

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Blue Soap
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Continuous currents

This month Kate Fowle has been talking to Christopher Cozier about his experiences as an artist in Port of Spain, Trinidad.

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The Deskry, site of 'Boundaries', the
Scottish Sculpture Workshop's recent live art event
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Arc work

In June, US artist George Beasley and Scotland-based artist Helen Denerley created a spectacular live art event, combining technologies from the industrial revolution with those of today, on the Deskry Water at Clashnettie, Strathdon in Aberdeenshire. Entitled ‘Boundaries’, the event […]

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Surrender
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Lithuania… now where is that?

Richard Noyce gives an overview of the thriving artscene in one of the Baltic states, and looks at some of the obstacles faced by artists there as they move towards integration within the European Union.

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Smoke House
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Who’s zooming who?

The fourth article in this series pays a visit to Copenhagen in Denmark, where Henrik Plenge Jakobsen is immersed in some big issues. “When I think of Western culture I get a mental image of exclusion, particularly in relation to the individual versus society. The concept of ‘liberty’ is hard to transgress. Because of this it becomes easier to limit yourself and your attitudes toward life in general.”

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Open Channel
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Not so flat in Holland

Wendy Murray gives the lowdown on support structures and organisations for artists in the Netherlands.

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Juncture artists at Cape Town opening
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Juncture

Cape Town is enjoying a resurgence of activity in contemporary visual culture. In artworld terms, Johannesburg was always South Africa’s little New York, but many institutions now face closure and/or radical restructuring. Cape Town’s reputation as an anachronistic colonial stronghold […]

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residency at mpe
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Back to business

The second article on artists living and working in different cities across the world focuses on an enterprising development in Germany. With a base in Berlin, Kathrin Böhm and Stefan Saffer are developing projects that look at new collaborations between art and business. Working with leading companies such as Vodafone and Siemens, they are exploring the potential for building practical relationships based on common concerns.

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Urban Myth
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John Mackechnie

A five-week photographic expedition to the USA in 1982 gave me the opportunity to travel to Miami, New York, Washington, Chicago and San Francisco.

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VANE Export/Outlanders

Showing abroad is not necessarily just another chance for an artist to exhibit their work, it can also be the start of future opportunities for collaboration. For myself, this couldn’t be more true than my participation in ‘VANE Export’, an […]

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FIX98
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FIX98

FIX is a biennial live performance and video festival organised by Catalyst Arts, Belfast. FIX has been in existence since 1994 but it was felt that FIX98 should have its profile raised and become a more prestigious event through the […]

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Images show NICC Building & Gallery, Factor 44 and ICE meeting with Antwerp based artists
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NICC

Returning from a research trip to Antwerp, ICE report on the activities of NICC, Belgium’s leading artists’ organisation.

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Death at the Intersection
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Inside out

This is the first of a series of articles that focus on artists living and working in different cities across the world. Each gives insight into the artist’s practice, the influence of the city and their thoughts on the relationships between the two. The artist’s have also been asked to identify places they recommend for visitors, as well as key arts organisations to contact for further information.

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Le Colesse
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Gasworks goes international

THE INTERNATIONAL RESIDENCY programme at London-based Gasworks aims to encourage and promote cultural exchange between artists from a variety of backgrounds and cultures. A priority is to attract artists from places where the arts structure is limited, or give space […]

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edible installation
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Artist goes bananas

COSTA RICA’S National Gallery was the recent venue for a temporary installation by US artist Doug Fishbone – temporary because the mound of some 40,000 bananas was literally devoured by the public and vanished within a few hours. Installed in […]

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Trousers & Skirt
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Transit Space

Lucy Wilson discusses the international outlook and future plans of this artist-run space in London.

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An invitation to the Polish group's dinner.
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Networking Europe

At the end of August, curator Sophie Hope was offered a place on the Oreste 3 residency programme in Italy. An opportunity to meet and work with artists from all over Europe seemed too good an opportunity to miss.

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Research round-up

Micro businesses and self-employed people in the arts might benefit from micro-credit and LETS (Local Exchange Trading Schemes), according to the Banking on Culture project. This action-research project was set up to look at and encourage new sources of financial […]

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Flying Saucers
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Vivre sa vie

A cross-venue festival of work by artists based in France, ‘Vivre sa vie’ took place at various locations across Glasgow and Edinburgh. It comprised exhibitions, screenings and events, evidence of a resurgence in French creative activity, brought together by independent curator Tanya Leighton. Here, Jenny Crowe samples some of the highlights.

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Turning on or My tomb is cool oasis in the city's heat
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Digital Assets

After a year of on-line communication and collaboration, in September six Manchester artists arrived in Bulgaria to work with four Bulgarian artists on ‘Urban Cycles’. Initiated by Interspace Media Centre in Sofia, the project will also be presented at IDEA in Manchester next April. Here, project curator Galia Dimitrova and participating artist Jen Southern discuss this cultural exchange.

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